Creation 1993
City Poznań, Poland
Country Poland
Links Polish Wikipedia

Arte dei Suonatori, founded in 1993 by the violinists Ewa Golińska and Aureliusz Goliński, is one of the most interesting Polish orchestras specialising in the performance of baroque and classical music. […]

The orchestra has now an international character, and its permanent members include musicians from Poland, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Japan, France, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Thanks to their consistent and intensive work, and thanks to the artistic exchange with the most prominent European, American and Japanese musicians, the orchestra has developed its own style, characterised by beautiful sound, lively, yet profound expression, and effortless recreation of various musical styles and aesthetic idioms. […]

In October 1998, after five years of sporadic activity, the founders of the orchestra, together with Cezary Zych […], launched a large-scale nationwide concert series called Early Music – Persona Grata. Since 2003, Arte dei Suonatori has also organised four major festivals of early music in Poland: the Handel Festival in Toruń, the Three Baroques Festival in Wrocław, the Music in Paradise Festival in Paradyż and Misteria Paschalia. The orchestra regularly appears in the Warsaw Philharmonic and has worked with soloists and conductors, such as: Hidemi Suzuki, Rachel Brown, Eduardo López Banzo, Davitt Moroney, Alice Piérot, Alberto Rasi, Alexis Kossenko, Dan Laurin, Barthold Kuijken, Ryo Terakado, Reinhard Goebel, Salomé Haller, Robert Hill, Maria Keohane, Allan Rasmussen, Kati Debretzeni, Bolette Roed, Aline Zylberajch, and Rachel Podger.

The albums released by the orchestra have been enthusiastically received by international music critics and have often been praised by the professional press […]. Their album containing the La Stravaganza series of violin concertos was recognised as the Baroque Album of the Year for 2003 by the British magazine Gramophone. […]

The orchestra’s concerts are often transmitted and broadcast by the Polish Radio and radio broadcasting organisations affiliated to the European Broadcasting Union. In 2005, the musicians featured in their first TV shows.

The Arte dei Suonatori has received Young Art Medals and a TVP Kultura Award, and has been nominated for the Pegasus Cultural Award and a Polityka Passport Award (several times). In 2006 the musicians were honoured with the City of Poznań Artistic Award for outstanding artistic achievement and for making Poznań a European centre of early music.